Padre Nuestro (1984)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama, Satire  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Spain   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Fernando Rey plays a Spanish cardinal who returns to his home town thirty years after leaving for Rome. Rey knew that he'd left an illegitimate daughter behind, but was unaware that he also has a granddaughter (Victoria Abril). The girl is embroiled in an affair with Rey's own brother (Francisco Rabal), a Marxist activist. The filmmakers' sympathies are more with Marxism than Catholicism, but politics are secondary to the kinky romantic intrigues. Evidently Fernando Rey didn't consider Our Father (original Spanish title: Padre Nuestro) significant enough to list on his official, published resume.



politics, atheism, brother, Cardinal, Catholicism, church, daughter, death, doctor/nurse, family, father, girl, granddaughter, hometown, illegitimacy, inheritance, insult, Marxism, missing-person, mistress, priest, prostitute/prostitution, reunion, servant, shepherd, dye